Verbatim: Jul. 12, 2004

"Let freedom reign!" PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH, after being informed that sovereign power in Iraq had been officially passed to the Iraqis

"I would like you to please hurry." AFGHANISTAN PRESIDENT HAMID KARZAI, appealing to NATO for more troops before his country's September elections

"It is as if I were to tell the United States how it should conduct its relations with Mexico." FRENCH PRESIDENT JACQUES CHIRAC, on President Bush's call for Turkey to be admitted to the European Union

"We want to make a light baby." GOVERNMENT-BACKED ARAB MILITIAMEN, who have been raping dark-skinned women as part...

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